Long Beach arts organizations collaborate on October Mourning

Six long Beach arts organizations combine to present a musical commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Matthew Shepard story.

October Mourning

Landmark is extremely proud to collaborate with six other exceptional arts organizations from Long Beach to bring our very own Curtis Heard’s score to life in a one-night only event.

Imagine the Matthew Shepard story told through more than just human eyes with the poetic imagination of Lesléa Newman‘s book October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, brought to life by a stunning score from local Long Beach composer Curtis Heard. Join the South Coast Chorale, in collaboration with the First Congregational Church Sanctuary Choir, Landmark Theatre Company, Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra, Long Beach Youth Chorus, and members of the Wilson High School Choir as we share the unheard voices of the fence, the deer, the stars, and more in this musical narrative that, 25 years later, still resonates far beyond the LGBTQ+ community.